I’ve bought quite a few cars over the years, of all different kinds. And, if I'm honest, I’ve always found the process a little tricky. There is just such an enormous amount of choice out there - especially when you reach a stage in life when you have a decent budget to play with. And these days, there’s even more choice thanks to the rise in popularity of the hybrid car. Now, in the past, I haven’t been interested in electric vehicles or hybrids. It’s a performance issue, mainly - I just like a fun ride. But also, it’s been hard to see the point. There were few public battery chargers dotted around the country. And, in general, electric motors were just no good for long distances. However, things have started to change. I have a few friends who have gone hybrid and love it. It’s made me think again, and, being in the market for a new set of wheels, I thought I would reopen my investigation. So, here’s what I have found.